Posted: 28/09/2016 at 23:26
Hard to know what to do next. The restaurant was still open for beer and sandwiches – at 0500! – so that was my first port of call, then a shower, and finally to my tent at 0600. But I couldn’t sleep at all. Visions of tussocky grass, bogs, and bracken kept going through my mind. After tossing and turning for a couple of hours I decided to get up and have breakfast. Their breakfasts are legendary – for £5.99 you have a very good full cooked breakfast, and all the trimmings such as juice, tea and coffee, cerials, toast, fresh and dried fruit which you can take and then keep going back for more. I think I spent about an hour and a half eating and sharing stories with the other runners breakfasting. The short course runners had finished in daylight and couldn’t seem to relate to what I was telling them. In fact no-one seemed to have a story like mine at all.
I’m doing the short course next year, I’ve decided.